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Old 09-30-2011, 06:35 AM
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Adjustable clevis yokes

Anybody recommend a source for adjustable clevis yokes? Want to be able to adjust suspension radius rods without detaching the clevis yoke. I'm looking for the whole clevis setup - yoke and adjusting rod. Want to avoid the cheap foreign stuff.

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Are you talking about a 'heim joint', otherwise known as a 'spherical rod-end'?

Perhaps I misunderstood you, do you have a picture of one?

Here's a picture of what I am referring to from Currie Susp. http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...t.aspx?id=1262
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No, not talking about spherical joints. The clevis yokes I currently have in the ends of my radius rods / ladder bars look similar to this:

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/HAL-CR6-8/

These thread into the end of the radius rod/ladder bar and the yoke captures a plate welded to the axle. To make an adjustment to the length of the clevis yoke bore, you have to remove the clevis yoke from the plate it captures, turn the yoke in or out, and then reattach to the plate.

What I am looking for is a way to adjust the clevis yoke in / out without having to detach it from the plate. What I believe would work would be a clevis yoke with a female thread (left hand let's say), a piece of threaded rod right thread on one end, left thread on the opposite end, and a couple of jam nuts.

What I want to know is if anyone can recommend a source for the complete yoke and adjuster rod. Thanks in advance for any help.
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They have some nice stuff, but it looks like they only sell to OEMs and distributors. I couldn't find anything about "where to buy" on the website. (I e-mailed them for a list of retail sellers. I'll post the reply.)
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tie rod sleve

Back in the day I ve seen home made pieces that used the adjustable tie rod sleeve about 6 inches long that has left and right hand threads so you loosen the clamps and rotate to make the adjustment. They just don't look right on a street car, they worked on a modified dirt track car where they wanted to make adjustments easily for the track conditions. Guys had different theories about having the front and rear axles not aligned parallel to help going around corners.
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Try McMaster Carr as they carry a bunch of that sort of thing for industrial use..works fine for us as well and they do sell just one of something if that is all that you need..

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Igotta' Ask , Why Do You Want To Be Able To Adjust These More Than Once Or Twice , Usually This Is Set It & Forget It !!


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They have some nice stuff, but it looks like they only sell to OEMs and distributors. I couldn't find anything about "where to buy" on the website. (I e-mailed them for a list of retail sellers. I'll post the reply.)
once you determine the product and size you want, there is a green check to buy on line. click it and you will be directed to the price list.
i bought my ac compressor adjusters from them
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I have bought safety washers from them to install on front steering heims on Junior Dragsters....
http://www.midwestcontrol.com/series.php?id=181
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Igotta' Ask , Why Do You Want To Be Able To Adjust These More Than Once Or Twice , Usually This Is Set It & Forget It !!


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Primarily to adjust pinion angle on the rear and caster on the front. I have adjustable coilovers on the rear, and when you raise or lower the back end by adjusting the coilovers, you change the pinion angle and the caster. Caster is not so much of a problem, but pinion and driveshaft angle is an area I want to pay attention to. My setup is similar to a ladder bar setup. With the short driveshaft I'm running, it doesn't take much of an adjustment to exceed the 3 degree driveshaft angle limits I like to adhere to.

It is much easier and more accurate to adjust these without having to remove the yokes from the brackets - loosen the lock nut and turn the adjustment while you monitor the angle and then snug the lock nut - you're done. Right now I have to support the frame on jack stands, remove the bolts through the clevises, remove the radius arm and clevis from the bracket, loosen the lock nut, turn the clevis in or out to adjust, reinstall the radius arm and clevis on the bracket, bolt it up, and check the angle. If you didn't get the angle you thought you would get, then repeat the whole process until you do.

Thanks for the reco, Ogre. I like the turning collars I see on the adjustable clevises from Midwest Control. I don't see a clevis that is an exact replacement for my app, but I think with a few spacers to make up for the wider yoke width, it may work.
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